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Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned) by Cradle of Filth

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Reviewed on 11th November 2010.

 
 

Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned)

By Cradle of Filth

Everything about Cradle of Filth - from the band name, to the band image, to the name of this single and quotes on said single's press release harping on about graveyards and angels - is so pantomime-metal, the whole thing is like a send-up of what non-metal fans think a metal band should be. Still, the first single to be taken off their 'Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa' album manages to tread tried-and-tested Cradle of Filth water, without being boring, and so is sure to please existing fans while failing to win them many new converts. There's everything you'd expect from Cradle of Filth: the 'Nymphetamine'-style female vocals on the chorus; lyrics about the "end of all days" and "the Demon Queen of my dreams;" and clattery, straightforward metal riffing. If you love Cradle of Filth, then you'll already know why this song is great and equally, if you can't stand the band, then you'll already know why this should be avoided at all costs.

 

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